Lightning Bill Carson tries to stop cattle rustlers by posing as a Mexican.
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Tim McCoy .... 'Lightning' Bill Carson posing as Miguel
Ben Corbett .... Magpie
Dorothy Short .... Joan
Ted Adams .... Thurston
Alden 'Stephen' Chase .... Foreman James (as Alden Chase)
Dave O'Brien .... Bob Swane (as David O'Brien)
Forrest Taylor .... Blackton
Bob Terry .... Lefty, gang truck driver
Slim Whitaker .... Sheriff Burton
Frank Wayne .... Jake, gang truck shotgun
October 16, 2019 Subject:
Code and A Pair of McCoys
A typical western plot - cattle rustling - enlivened with both humor and drama from Tim McCoy - the humor as he doubles as a Mexican named Miguel. Both villains are well played by Ted Adams and Forrest Tucker. Dorothy Short plays the obligatory pretty woman every western needed, in love with ranch hand and undercover detective Dave O'Brien )her husband in real life). Art Davis sings and yodels a cowboy type song for a short musical interlude. The action is non-stop for an entertaining 56 minutes.
What a spine tingling thriller...the painted on mustache and bright blue eyes with the mascara features really had me fooled! Now if they had only taken it a step further and had him carry a big sign saying, "I'm really the Cactus Kid in disguise" then nobody would have guessed it.. Target audience was OBVIOUSLY 9 yr old boys on Saturday afternoons because I seriously doubt any adult in his or her right mind would have paid their nickle to watch this one without demanding a refund. But hey..it was what...1935 or somewhere around there? Whaddaya expect for a western slapped together in a day or two?
October 2, 2006 Subject:
Code of the west
They got me, I thought it might be a comedy with a name like "Code of the Cactus".
But they were serious, more or less.
February 25, 2006 Subject:
Code of the Cactus
Tim McCoy as Miguel is almost beyond belief so much so that this might qualify as a cowboy comedy. But it is a typical "oater" for Saturday matinee fare and should bring back memories. Pretty good for that era and worth watching, if for no other reason than to see McCoy attempting to portray a Mexican with a bad accent.
Coming back to series westerns after a legal battle with Imperial Pictures, which he won, Tim McCoy launched into a long series for various companies. Most were directed by Sam Newfield and were of widely varying quality. This film isn't half bad. Its got all the right ingredients for a good Saturday Matinee western. McCoy is back as "Lightning Bill Carson" again in disguise as a Mexican. McCoy as a Latin is beyond belief, but it was done in several films. Go Figure. Ben Corbett as the sidekick has a pretty good role for a change. He's not a buffon here and quite a surprise to watch. The rest of the cast also professional. Great print and sound quality as well. Worth a look.